Hylton Performing Arts Center

Skip to Content

Technical Theater 'Boot Camp' II

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 9:00am
Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 9:00am
Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 9:00am
Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 9:00am
Friday, Jul 27, 2018 9:00am
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Merchant Hall


Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at a performing arts venue?

Learn essential technical production skills from the Hylton Performing Arts Center professional staff and guest faculty.

JULY 23 - 26, 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.
JULY 27, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

FEE: $350

Must have completed Technical Theater Boot Camp I or provide a technical theater resumé for review. Boot Camp II will build upon Boot Camp I and culminate with students providing technical, design, and strike support for a live performance on July 27. This session provides more hands-on experience:

  • Hanging, focusing, and programming lights
  • Setting the stage with platforms, flats, and other scenic elements, including flying drops and drapes
  • Setting up audio visual equipment, including mics, monitors, and projectors
  • Best practices for safety and efficient crew operations
  • Final 8-hour day includes a performance presentation open to the public with students handling all technical requirements for a performance before a live audience

After successfully completing each session of Boot Camp, students earn a Certificate of Technical Theater Training and qualify for consideration as an intern at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.



Scholarships available from Performing Arts for KIDS (PAK) 


• Ages 16 and up (Ages 14-15 with recommendation)

• One 15-minute break provided per 4-hour session

• Vending machines are available or bring a snack

• Long pants and closed toe shoes required

• Work gloves recommended

For more information, please email slandess@gmu.edu or call 703-993-9344. 

Learn more about Technical Theater Boot Camp Level I

Back to Previous ViewBack to Previous View